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 Re: Passing a dictionary to, for example, the TOC entry formatter "J.Fine" <[log in to unmask]> Tue, 24 Nov 2009 16:21:58 +0000 text/plain (24 lines) Joseph wrote: > I think that it's likely that dictionaries will be implemented using > data "packed" inside another variable, rather than as csnames. This > makes it easier to do things like "clear the dictionary" without needing > to know every entry type. Ah. So something like \def\mydict{\@@dict{   \@item{apple}{Jonathan}%   \@item{plum}{Victoria}% }} If you have to program this sort of thing in TeX, something like this may be a good idea. But I don't think programming everything in TeX is a good idea. Will LaTeX3 provide a DOM? Programmed in TeX macros? -- Jonathan The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).